The joy of friendship

Monday, October 08, 2018



Meet my lovely friends Bo and Dave who recently travelled from Portugal to visit us for a long weekend. That's surely the sign of a great friendship when your mates travel for 24 hours just to see you for three nights. We had a busy few days, eating, drinking and generally making merry and yes, we had a lot of laughs too. 


The weather was cool but bright and calm enough for a boat trip. Bo was keen to visit one of the Eastern Isles so that's what we did. It was dead low water as we chugged across St Martin's flats resulting in our fine boatman having to pull the engine up and use a paddle to punt us across the stretch of water that was at times just inches deep. It all added to the sense of adventure, especially when Steve declared that we might not be able to land on Nornour as the low tide had revealed a lot of rocks. We hatched a back-up plan that we would land instead on the nearby stretch of white sandbar and set up our picnic there if necessary.  


But rocks, seaweed and low tide weren't going to scupper our plans! We skimmed around the sandbar and Steve manoeuvred the boat slowly into the shallows of the Eastern Isles. We encountered lots of seals along the way as we pootled slowly through the long fronds of seaweed, picking our way into the shore. They are hugely inquisitive mammals, but are also quick to duck out of the way in response to a camera being pointed their way.




Hurrah, Nornour was ours!


After a couple of beers to wash down our picnic we climbed to the top of the island to admire the view. The autumn sunshine was dazzling and the company wasn't half bad either.


The views are stunning no matter which direction you look.




The Scillonian steams off into the distance, heading back to Penzance.


Bo's photography tip of the day - get down low to find a new perspective. Yep, that works!


So good to capture these special moments.





Time to go home. 



Here's to friendship!
Anna x

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20 comments

  1. What a wonderful day of memories for you! Lovely pictures, Anna! Thank you for sharing this moment with us! If it only took me 24 hours to get there, I'd be there!

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Our remoteness adds to the magic, I know, but golly we're quite a distance away, especially from you.

      Wishing you a lovely week!
      Anna x

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  2. How fun and what glorious photos you captured of the moments shared.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Cheers Suzanne, so glad you enjoyed these!

      Have a fab week!
      Anna x

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  3. What a wonderful day we had! Exploring with my favourite peeps. Thank you Anna and Steve, we'll be back xxx

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    1. Was it splendid Bo? We have a whole lot more of exploring to do, so do hurry back soon!

      Anna x

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  4. Looks like a fab time was had by all!

    Wonderful views...
    xxx

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    1. It was grand Vronni. We were bowled over by the views, and the quiet!

      Have a great week!
      Anna x

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  5. Fab friends, weather and views! You look as en pointe as always in your turquoise jacket and yellow trews!

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    1. Cheers for that Gail! It was a bit too breezy to reveal the matching yellow jumper too, but hey ho.


      Wishing you a super week!
      Anna x

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  6. How fabulous to be able to treat your friends to an adventurous boat trip like that. Wonderful scenery! I'm feeling revived just looking at it! xxx

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    1. This is truly getting away from it all, and only half an hour away from home. These islands do offer a true sense of adventure. Cheers Ann.

      Have a fab week!
      Anna x

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  7. Looks like the briskness of Fall was in the air and your time together was a perfect way to squeeze every bit of loving frienship and glorious beauty from the day!

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    1. You're right Jude, it was a fresh wind that day, but we all bundled up well and thoroughly enjoyed our fun day out. Messing about in boats is always an adventure, made all the better for being with friends.

      Cheers Jude!
      Anna x

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  8. LOvely photos, the views from Nornour are absolutely stunning!
    Have a good weekend
    Tessa xx

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    1. Thanks Tessa. I think this has become my favourite get-away island!

      Anna x

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  9. lovely post and lovely pictures!, those landscapes are breathtaking!,
    Glad that you enjoy such a wonderful frienship!, it's so joyful to look at these pictures of you!
    besos

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  10. Lovely Anna, just lovely. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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